BWW Feature: SOME THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES EDGY HAND TO GOD at Some Theatre CompanyQuite possibly the most outrageous play to hit Broadway will be gracing the Some Theatre Company stage later this year! Hand to God, the award-winning comedy from Robert Askins features a hand puppet possessed by the devil, and a cast of characters larger than life.

After the death of his father, meek Jason finds an outlet for his anxiety at the Christian Puppet Ministry. Jason's complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door, and-most especially-his mother are thrown into upheaval when Jason's puppet, Tyrone, takes on a shocking personality all its own. Hand to God explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us.


Jessica: Female, 18+

18+ to play 17; a complicated young woman trapped in a small town with small ideas; smart, though somewhat introverted; does not suffer fools gladly.

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Timothy: Male, 18+

18+ to play 17; a troubled kid, caught in survival mode at having to negotiate his dysfunctional family; he protects his fragility by forgoing any impulse control; probably in "'special classes"' because of his behavior problems.

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Pastor Greg: Male, 35-55

tries valiantly to fulfill his duties as the shepherd of his flock; seemingly supportive; underneath, however, it is clear that his altruism is fueled by needy loneliness; he has his meltdown point, and, out of nowhere, violence can flare up.

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Jason (Cast): Male, 18+

role cast; 18+ to play 17; seemingly mild-mannered and polite; retiring, inarticulate, and shy; has an alter-ego hand puppet who is extremely aggressive, foul-mouthed, shameless, and highly articulate. Expert puppetry skills and character voices required.

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Margery (Cast): Female, 35 - 55

role cast; Jason''s mother; a jittery woman trying desperately to keep her family and life together after the death of her husband; has a warm and passionate nature, but seems like a powder keg about to explode, and when it does, an aggressive sexuality comes flooding out.

ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Some Theatre Company will be holding auditions within the next few months. More info can be found on their website:

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